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r A poor miner M pnnay1vamI la saidn
to have fallen heir to $75,000 by the
death of an uncle who came to himn
in the disgir*se of a tramp and was
kindly received. This story reads as
though it had been written by some
William Whiskers with a fancy for
tales of imagination and a desire to
have his kind treated well by those
whom they would in the future solicit
The announcement is made that
seven convicts in the Kings County
penitentiary, New York, have gone in
i The author of a work called "The
Gold Standard" has raised his voice
in protest against the action of a Sen
ator who incorporated the entire text
of the volume in a speech he made and
had it reprinted in the Congressional
Record. It is now being distributed
free of charge to the constituents of
the Senator and others. The author
has a clear case against the Senator
under the copyright law if he wishes
to prosecute it. This is not the first
time that Congressmen have done this
thing, but this man is the first to pro
test against It. It is a piece of high
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Americans need not think that tkey
are the only people who have made
the bicycle popular. The London Oy
cle, a trade journal, has made a com
putation of the capital invested in the
manufacture of wheels and the annual
expenditure of cyclists, and the result
is some astonishing, figures. It easti
mates that no less that £16,500,000 are
invested in the making of various parts
of the bicycle, in the 800,000 wheels
now in use, in agencies, depots, repair
era, the manufacture of bells, lamps
and saddles, clothing, shoes, and the
keeping up of race tracks, clubs and
riding academies. The annual ex
penditure. are placed at £12,500,000.
If these figures are even approximately
correct there must be about $5,000,000
a month expended in Grenat Britain on
account of the bieycle. As a great deal
ot this is spent by people of moderate
meain there must be somewhere a
consequent talg off in expenditures
for other things. Indeed, shopkeepers
in ]Uwland, Ulke thetr brothers in
America, complain that the bicycle,
crasen has hurt business.
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CAMPHOR TREE CULTURE
NTERESTING CIRCULAR ISSUED BY
THE AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT.
Great Importance of the Product-Pocsl
bilities of Growth of the Evergreen in
Southern Sections of the United States
Its Many Uses.
One of the most recent additions to
the literature issued by the depart
nent of agriculture is a circular de
acriptive of the camphor tree. It is
•eferred to as a broad-leaf evergreen,
-elated to the red bay and sassafras of
,he United States. In its native hab
tat it obtains a height of sixty to one
iundred feet, with widespreading
Branches and a trunk twenty to forty
nehes in diameter.
The tree is native in the coast coun
ries of eastern Asia from Cochin
Jhina nearly to the mouth of the
Yang-tse-Kiang, and on the adjacent
slands, from the southern part of the
fapanese empire, including Formosa,
inder the Ryukyu Islands to Hainan,
)ff the Cochin China coast. The
zees grow wild in the native range,
and are usually most abundant on the
aillsides and in mountain valleys,
where there is good atmospheric as
well as soil drainage. The tempera
,uro in the greater part of this region,
which is partly within the tropics and
partly subtropical, rarely falls below
reezing. The trees and evergreen
shange their leaves generally in April,
and therefore the winter temperature
s of far more importance than would
e the case with a deciduous tree. It
)ears small, greenish white flowers,
rom February to April, and, the fol
owing October, very light one-seeded
ruits about three-eighths of an inch
At Charleston, Summerville and
kugusta the trees have withstood a
ninimum temperature of 15 degrees
Fahrenheit, but they have been pro
ected by surrounding trees and
The most northern localities in the
United States, so far as known by the
lepartment, where the camphor tree
ias been successfully grown out of
loors, are Charleston and Summer
rille, S. C.; Augusta, Ga., and Oak
and, Cal. Notwithstanding the com
)aratively narrow limits of its natural
mnvironment, the camphor tree grows
well in cultivation under widely dif
erent conditions. It has become
abundantly naturalized in Madagascar.
:t flourishes at Buenos Ayres. It
Lrives in Egypt, in the Canary Is
ands, in southeastern France and in
he San Joaquin valley in California,
where the summers are hot and dry.
While the camphor tree will grow
mn almost any soil that is not too wet,
t does best on a well drained sandy
ar loamy soil, and it responds re
narkable well to the application of
ertilizers. Its growth is compara
ively slow on sterile soils, but under
avorable conditions it sometimes
,rows very rapidly. Under favorable
conditions an average of thirty feet
n height, with trunks six to eight
nches in diameter at the base, may
e expected in trees ten years from
The principal commercial uses of
he camphor tree are'for the produc
.ion of camphor gum and camphor
dil. Camphor gum is employed ex
ensively in medicine. It enters into
he composition of many kinds of
iniments for external application.
?or liniment it is used especially in
combination with olive oil. It is taken
nternally for hysteria, nervousness,
lervous headaches and diseases af
'ecting the alimentary canal. It is a
specific in cases of typhoid fever and
aholera. Camphor fumes have been
ised with success in cases of asthma.
:t has been used very extensively to
ceep insects out of furs, woolens,
itc. In Japan camphor and camphor
,il are used in lacquer work. The oil
a somewhat similar to turpentine,
mad could doubtless be used to ad
rantage in varnishes and shellacs. It
a now used in the manufacture of
.oilet soaps. In Japan and China it
ass been used for illuminating pur
poses, but it produces a smoky flame.
Among the secondary uses of the
namphor tree the most important is
'or ornamental planting. Its bright
avergreen leaves, rapid growth and
ong life make it valuable for this
surpose. In'Japan and China it has
een the principal tree planted in the
ample courts for many centuries,
and in these, countries it takes the
,lace of the historic oaks of England.
It has been extensively introduced
nto Southern Europe and South
kmerica for ornamental purposes.
The wood, with its close grain, yel
!ow color and susceptibility to polish,
:eking a kind of satin-like finish, is
,xceedingly valuable in cabinet work,
aspecially for making drawers, chests
and cupboards proof against insects.
Ihe leaves and young branches, al
.hough they have but a slight odor of
iamphor, are packed with clothing or
acattered about unused rooms to
guard against insects.
The tree produces an abundance of
gerry-like fruits, which are used in
[apan and China to make a kind of
'allow. The fruits are greedily eaten
ay chickens and birds, especially
nocking-birds, which often select
mmphor trees for nesting places.
For most of the secondary purposes
the camphor tree may well be culti
rated wherever it can be made to live;
but for the distillation of gum and oil
with a commercial view, and for the
.roduction of wood for cabinet pur
poses, it must be grown under the
most favorable conditions. The min
anum winter temperature should not
be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and
this minimum should be of rare oc
urrence. The soil, perfectly sandy
and well drained, should be irrigated
auless there are abundant rains. Fifty
.nches of water during the warm
growing season is desirable, and much
more may well be used where the air
a very dry.
Camphor trees may be grown either
from seed or from cuttings. They are
sunally grown from seed, as the trees
ruit abundantly, and seedlings can
be~grown more easily than cuttings.
rhe seeds are collected at maturity in
October and November, and after dry
mg are packed in sharp white sand or
some similar material to keep them
resh until the time of planting in
spring. About the last of March they
ar sown in drills in the seed bed.
Camphor of ,oo'l qality has been
produced i Florida from the leavea
and twigs of trees less than twenty
years old, one pound of crude gum be
ing obtained from seventy-seven
pounds of leaves and twigs.-New
A CURIOUS YELLOW SPIDER.
And a Little Purple Crab That Inhabit
On the borders of the Everglades
you often see a large yellow spider.
He swings a strong web from two
pliant twigs on each side of a path or
clear space of ground and waits for his
prey. The web is in the shape of a
hammock, and tapers at each end to a
fine point, though quite broad in the
middle. The bright color of the owner
seems to mark him out for destruc
tion-he is clearly defined against the
white sand or dead leaves, and you
wonder what he would do for defense
in case of attack. Approach quietly
and he watches you intently. Now
raise your hand suddenly, and he will
disappear. While you are wondering
what became of him, you see a faint
blur where he had been, then several
spiders, then you catch sight again of
the yellow ball yoft noticed at first.
Repeat the performance, and the
strange effect is renewed. The disap
pearance is absolute-there can be no
doubt about it, and the little magician
trusts to it entirely for his protection.
How is it done ? As soon as he is
threatened he starts the vibrations of
his airy hammock ; these become too
rapid for the eye to follow, and he
vanishes. As these become slower
you see a blur, and then several spid
ers as the eye catches him at different
points of his swing, until finally he
rests before you.
Haunting the rookeries of the birds
in the southern part of the peninsula
is a large blue crab. " He makes a hole
in the ground, usually under a log,and
when he hbars a noise elevates his
head and protrudes his eyes with
startling effect. He is able to take
care of himself, for his pincers are
powerful and his shell is hard-he
is often as large as a saucer.
There is a perpetual war between
him and the birds. He wanders among
the nests at night and appropriates the
bits of fish left by the nestlings, and
the young themselves if he can find a
mother off her guard. But he has to
be sly or he is killed by the stroke of
a bayonet bill, and eaten in his turn.
When the plume hunters have driven
off or destroyed the parents of a rook
ery, these crabs swarm out and devour
the orphan young in short order. But
while the mothers are allowed to do
their duty the crabs are ideal scaven
gers, and devour the refuse as well as
the insects that infest the bird cities.
Their bright colors, like those of the
tiger, make them less dangerous than
their appetites would otherwise be.
There is a little purple crab along
the coast of Southern Florida which
seems to feed almost entirely upon the
fruit of the cactus. This it so much
resembles that you are suddenly sur
prised to see one of the succulent lit
tle balls move away from your fingers
before you are aware that it is alive.
Step back, and the crab will resume
its place, and seem to be as curious
about you as you are about him.
One of the most beautiful shells
found along our coast is that of a large
snail which climbs certain trees and
grows delicately fat on the young
birds. The shell is as thin as tissue
paper, oddly curved and almost as
transparent as the finest glass. It be
longs to the family of edible snails so
prized as a delicacy on the coast of
France, and if properly prepared makes
a delicious dish. It is most abundant
about New River inlet, where the
slight shake of a tree about sunset will
bring a shower of them to the ground.
The breakage of a shell seems to be
of little trouble to the snail-he re
pairs the damage and moves on.
Jacksonville (Fla.) Citizen.
GOOD BRAIN FOOD.
Apples as Medicine-Phosphorus In Larrge
Quantitles-Easy of Digestion.
The German analysts say that the
apple contains a larger percentage of
phosphorus than any other fruit or
vegetable. This phosphorus, accord
ing to the Medical Summary, is admi
rably adapted to renewing the essen
tial nervous matter of the brain and
spinal cord. It is, perhaps, for the
same reason that the Scandinavian tra
ditions represent the apple as the food
of the gods, who, when they felt
themselves growing feeble and infirm,
resorted to this fruit for renewing
their powers of mind and body. Also
the acids of the apple are of signal
service for men of sedentary habits,
whose livers are sluggish in action,
these acids serving to eliminate from
the body noxious matters which, if
retained, make the brain heavy and
dull, or bring about jaundice, skin
eruptions and other allied troubles.
Some such experience must have led
to our custom of taking apple sauce
with roast pork, rich goose and like
A good ripe, raw apple is-one of the
easiest of vegetable substances for the
stomach to deal with, the whole pro
cess of its digestion being completed
in eighty-five minutes.
In the Hotel des Invalides of Paris
an apple poultice is used commonly
for inflamed eyes, the apple being
roasted and the pulp applied over the
eyes without any intervening sub
stance. A modern maxim teaches that
"To eat an apple going to bed, the
doctor then will beg his bread."
Fruits were given us before drugs,
and they all have some medicinal vir
tue. Prunes, apples, pears, figs and
peaches are all aperiente, and how
much better it is to keep the liver and
bowels free from clogging by pleasant
fruit laxatives than by resorting every
few days to drastic saline purgatives,
or to calomel and its various com
The Diamond Beetle.
One of the most beautiful of iquseet
is the "diamond beetle of Brazil. Ac
coiding to the recent investigations of
Doctor Garbasso, the sparkling colon
of this beetle, which blazes with ex
traordinary brilliance in the sunshine,
originate in an entirely different way
from the hues of butterflies. The
scales of the diamond beetle appear to.
oonsist of two layers, separated by an
exceedingly thin interspace, and the
light falling upon them experiences
the effect of interference, so that the
resulting colors correspond with those
of thin plates, or of theaosp-bibble.-.
RECRUITS FOR THE ARMY.
A VISIT TO THE RECRUITING OFFICE
IN NEW YORK.
There Are Many More Applicants for En
listment Than Plaees to Be Filled-Pre
cautions Taken to Secure Good Men
Searching Physical Examiantion.
Hundreds of young men apply for
enlistment every week at the United
States Recruiting office on Ninth
street. The universal impression
seems to be that if a man is good for
nothing in any other walk of life he
will do for a soldier. This is wrong,
for in no service in the world is there
a more rigid physical examination
than there is for the United States
army. Added to this, a young man
must prove to the satisfaction of the
recruiting officer that he is of good
moral character. The reason for such
precautions is that the applicants are
more numerong than the existing va
cancies in the ranks, and the military
authorities can afford to be ultra-fas
tidious in the selection of Uncle Sam's
boys in blue.
A visitor recently spent a morning
in the office and watched the stream
of men as they filed in and out-most
ly out-for the corporal in charge
knows his business and transacts it
with judgment and despatch, sizing up
a man in a moment.
It was 9.30 o'clock when a heavy,
lumbering, uncertain footstep was
heard on the stairs, and a young man
fairly well dressed lurched into the
room. Without waiting for him to
speak the old corporal said:
"Go home and sleep it off--we want
no jags here, young fellow."
Without a word the man turned and
stumbled downstairs again.
"Why did I turn him away?" asked
the corporal. "Would you employ a
man in civil life who applied for a
situation when he was drunk? It's
the same thing here. We have drunk
ards in the army, but they were sober
when they enlisted."
"But suppose he comeJ in tomorrow
sober, would that make any differ
"Not the slightest. To give you
some idea of the choice we have, from
Fanuary to August of this year there
were 4180 applicants, or about 523
men every month. Of these, 142 only
were accepted, the rest having failed
in the physical examination or in
quiries made into their character prov
"What is the nature of the physical
"That is extremely severe and
searching. When we think a man is
fit for the service we take him in the
back room and have him strip. The
.ecruiting officer then examines him.
His eyesight is tested, his teeth ex
amined and a careful inspection made
of his whole body to see that there
are no physical defects'such as cross
or hammer toes. If he passes this
inspection he is allowed to remain in
the office until the regular medical
examining officer arrives, when the
applicant undergoes a second and still
more searching inspection. If all is
satisfactory the recruit is sent away
with the next batch of recruits that
starts for the West. On arrival at his
regiment he may even the i be reject
ed on account of some defect which
may have been overlooked here. But
this seldom or never happens."
"As a rule, are not the men who
enlist desperate men who, having
tried every other means of gaining a
livelihood, have no alternative, and
enlist in despair for something to
"By no means. Of course we have
some of that class, but as a rule the
young fellows who join do so because
they want to see something more of
their own country than they would
otherwise have a chance of doing, and
who are willing enough to give three
years of their lives to that end. Very
many of these young men re-enlist for
a second term, and generally they
make good soldiers. A few years of
soldiering is a good thing for a young
"Do you have many cases of men
ileserting after they have been sworn
"In the three years that I have been
in charge here I have only had one
such case, and I didn't bother after
him further than to send a description
of him to the police, and they would
not be likely to trouble themselves, as
the reward for giving up a deserter
has been reduced from 830 to $10,
uand that is not much of a temptation.
Of course, men desert from their reg
iments from various causes, but we
have nothing to do with that here.
But, as I have already said, the se
lection of men is so carefully made
that we know pretty nearly all about
a man's antecedents. Three men are
going to San Francisco today, and we
have two men awaiting a decision
from the adjutant general as to wheth
er they are to be received or not on
sccount of a sltght physical disability,
an account ol which the medical ex
amining offi8cer declines to take the
-esponsibility of passing them."
"What are the chances of promo
"If a man is steady and intelligent
he is just as sure to rise as he is in
any other walk of life. Some men,
Sf course, for some reason, rise more
•apidly than others; but all have the
"How about the c.laces of rising
from the ranks?"
"There is a better chance now for
a man to obtain a commission than
there was when I entered the service
;wenty-eight years ago, and I see by
she papers that a good many enlisted
men have gained the shoulder straps,
but then we know nothing about that
kere."-New York Sun.
must Hold up Something.
Not long ago a man was b ing sworn
as a witness before a Glasgow bailie,
who was well known as being very
"Hold up- your right arm," com
manded his worship.
"I canna dae't," said the witness.
"Got shot in that arm."
"Then hold up your left."
"Canna des that, eithpr; got shot in
the ither airm, too."
"Then hold up your leg," responded
the irate magistrate. "No man can
be sworn in this court without holding
up something."-Boston Globe.
MOVEL USES OF THE TELEPHONE,
Utiised la Legal Preesdags--Its melp Ia
Coadeatiag Supday 8eheel Servies.
Of late the telephone has been
utilized to a considerable extent in
legal proceedings. Affidavits have
been sworn to, acknowledgments have
been taken, and in one case at least
testimony has been received by tele
phone. The last innovation must be
credited to Fort Scott, Kan., where
two witnesses, described as prominent
business men, were permitted to give
evidence in this manner, the attorneys
stipulating that no objection should
be taken to this unusual proceeding.
Another case that has attracted un
usual attention is reported from New
York, where an affidavit which had
been telephoned from Cincinnati and
acknowledged over the wire was ac
cepted in the supreme court as sani
cient ground for the issuance of an
attachment involving a considerable
sum of money. The proceedings were
unusual and interesting. The facts
were telephoned from Cincinnati over a
long-distance telephone line, an affi
davit was prepared at the New York
end of the line and read to the com
plainant, who was standing at the
telephone in Cincinnati, where in the
presence of witnesses he made the re
quired acknowledgment. It was still
necessasy to have some one in New
York talk with the complainant and
positively identify his voice. This
was done, the papers were filed and
the attachment issued. The interested
parties announced that several days'
delay had been avoided by utilizing
the telephone, and by this prompt
action it was possible to have a judg
ment satisfied which it might have
been difficult otherwise to accomplish.
Many important transactions have
hinged upon telephone messages, and
the courts have long since recognized
their admissibility as eyidence under
proper restrictions. Probably. the
first instance of this kind, and at any
rate, the most notable early example
of the telephone in law, was the part
played in securing the conviction of
Ferdinand Ward,Oen.Grant's partner,
in 1885. On Oct. 26 of that year
James D. Fish, who had been con
victed of wrecking the Marine national
bank of New York and was at that
time serving a term of ten years at
Sing Sing, testified that he had re
ceived instructions from Ward by
telephone regarding the disposition of
certain securities amounting to $150,
000. Ward's attornieys, General Tracy
and Bourke Cockran, objected stren
uously to the admission of this testi
mony, but Justice Barrett decided
against them.- It may be interesting
to recall the fact that Benjamin Fish,
a brother of the convicted president of
the Marine bank, in support of the
testimony already mentioned, de
clared under oath that he had stood
within eighteen inches of the tele
phone while his brother was talking
to Ward, and thathe heard the latter's
voice distinctly and recognized it.
When the attorneys for Ward de
clared that this statement was ridicu
lous the prosecution produced a letter
that Ward had written to Fish, com
plaining that every one in the room
where the telephone was placed could
hear the conversation. The prosecu
tion relied upon the telephone mes
sage to convict Waid, and when an
appeal was taken after Ward's sen
tence to ten years' imprisonment
Justice Barrett's decision admitting
the telephone message was sustained.
Another striking example of the
novel uses to which the telephone
may be put, but an entirely different
line from those mentioned, was af
forded by a remarkable session of a
Sunday school at Wichita, Kan., where
the superintendent, who was confined
to his bed, conducted the services
without the slightest hitch, by means
of an unusually sensitive telephone.
The church and residence were con
nected by telephone, and three mega
phones were employed-one at the
head of the superintendent's bed, one
suspended from the centre of the
church and one in front of the pulpit.
The suenperintendent's voice was dis
tinctly heard by the congregation as
he said "Good morning" and an
nounced the routine work of the
school. He called for his favorite
songs, and they were borne to his ear
with all their melody and volume. He
joined in them heartily, and at the
close of the service he told the scholors
that if they had enjoyed the hour as
much as he had it was the grandest
Sunday school session they had ever
Clay's Memory for Faces.
Henry Clay's memory for faces, as
is generally known, was little short
of marvellous. The following is one
of numerous stories illustrating his
wonderful faculty: On one occasion
he was on his way to Jackson, Mass.,
and the cars stopped for a short time
at Clinton. Among the crowd who
pressed forward was one vigorous old
man. He had lost one eye.
"Where did I know you?" asked
Mr. Clay, fixing a keen glance on this
"In Kentucky," was the reply.
"Had you lost your eye before then,
or have you lost it since?" was the
"Since," answered the old man.
".Turn the sound side of your face
to me so I can see your profile," said
Mr. Clay, peremptorily, and the man
obeyed. "I have it!" said Mr. Clay
after a moment's scrutiny of the pro
file. "Didn't you give me a verdict
as juror at Frankfort, Ky., in the
famous case of the United States ver
sus Ignis, twenty-one years ago?"
"Yes, sir!" cried the old man,
trembling with delight.
"And isn't your name Hardwicke?"
queried Mr. Olay, after another min
"I told you he'd remember mel"
cried the old man, turning to the
crowd. "He never forgets a fsce,
never forgets a face!"
Queer Treatment for tUe Veiee.
Dr. Sandwas, a French physician,
claims to have discovered a new system
for increasing the range of a singer's
voice as much as two full notes in the
upper or lower registers. He obtains
this change by inhalations of various
aromatic vapors. Those of Curaeo
liquor are said to add volume to the
high register, while vapors of a dis
tilled abstract of pine needles will
benefit the lower notes. Steadaing
coffee and rum will stimulate the voice
in general, strengthening the middle
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The Dau Owese, whle viserey
ot Nqie, delmv ere y any tuat and
dleer judgeats. The ease is relat
ed where a yeong p8ansh equislte
named Bertrand 8ols, while leuing
around In the busy pat et the city, was
run against by a porter carrying a bun
dle of wood on his shoulder.
The porter had called out, "Make
way, pleaser' several times, but with
out effect. He had then tried to get by
without collision, but his bundle caught
in the young man's velvet dress and
tore it. Solus was highly indignant,
and had the porter arrested. The vice
roy, who had privately investigated the
matter, told the porter to pretend he
was dumb, and at the trial to reply by
signs to any question that might be
put to him.
When the case came on and Solus
had made his complaint, the viceroy
turned to the porter and asked him
what he had to say in reply. The por
ter only shook his head and made signs
with his hands.
"What judgment do you want me to
give against a dumb man?" asked the
"Oh, your excellency," replied Bolus,
falling into the trap, "the man is an Im
postor. I assure you he Is not dumb.
Before he ran into me I distinctly heard
him cry out, 'Make way.' "
"Then,' said the viceroy, sternly, "if
you heard him ask you to make way for
him, why did you not? The fault of the
accident was entirely with yourself,
and you must give this poor man com
pensation for the trouble you have giv
en him in bringing him here."
A Maknetio Drill."
The use of magnets for lifuTng pur
poses and as a substitute for clamps is
rapidly extending, and to see the ease
and facility with which a five-ton cast
ing can be picked up and carried
around the shop is very striking. With
the old process holes have to be bored
in masses'of metal in all sorts of odd
and inconvenient places and at angles
so that very often it is necessary to rig
clamps for holding the drilling machine
to its work. The application of the
portable electric motor for this purpose
was a long step in advance, and this
method has been of great service in
dealing with the armor of the new
cruisers. When a portable drill, how
ever, is coupled with a magnetic clamp
ing device the ideal conditions are real
ised. Dr. Louis Bell recently described
a drill of this pattern. It consists of a
motor and its worm-driven drill, to
gether with a universal mounting of
four adjustable feet. When placed fair
ly upon a ship's plate or other mass of
iron these drills have an adhesive force
of nearly half a ton each. The drill
can then be adjusted and clamped by
the simple turning of a key, and it will
then bore holes up to an inch in diam
eter as fast as it can be safely worked.
The whole affair weighs only about 200
pounds. These portable drills in small
sizes, particularly when the clamping
is magnetic, are invaluable in general
machine shop practice. and in modern
building work.-Engineering Magazine
The London Globe says that the Japs
can easily whip the United States; but
it evidently underestimates the fight
ing abilities of the Yankees, as John
Bull has done on two previous occar
slons to his own sorrow.
A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.
Heat, sense of tenderness and swelling of a part,
are all indications that there is need of instant repair
-the stitch in time. Where these symptoms exist on
the left or the right side of the womb, disease of the
ovary is setting in, and soon there will be, if there
is not already established, a discharge, trifling at f
first, but later copious and irritating. Soon, also,
there will be felt dull, dvagging pains radiating from
the ovary. - -
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In this connection Mas. E. L. MYvts, Quak
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the lower portion of my back. If standing I was most relieved with my foot
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to the Compound. To those who are suffering from diseases peculiar to wo
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free of charge. Think what a privilege it is to be able to write to a woman
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A doctor, writing on the subject 1
the suppression of useless olses 3i
ut.es, which be claims will ha
toward convalescence many a patient
whose nerves are now too racked ,
perpetual racket to give the system ,
chance of recuperating, says he remrem
bens one delightful ward in his-tanin
school wherein the "sister" used to ia
sost on a "silent hour," from 280 t4
8:30 daily. It was the only ward in the
hospital which enforced this goldeS
rul, alike beneficial to'the nurses fort
unate enough to be drafted there and
the patients thereln,who flourished and
blossomed forth into amazing con
escence under the silence system
the good nursing which aeompaeq
it. For the "sister" was a born n
and she had the real sympathy an
womanliness which caused her to ap4
predate the balm and healing of that
one quiet hour in the day.
It was a male surgical ward, and thW
patients, on first admission, used td
chafe somewhat at "asiter's" dietum
against which there was no appeal--op
"no conversation or newspaper readi
during the hour." But gradually eace
patient came to appreciate the soothln
lull in the busy hum of the ward, an
"sister" and her staff used to watch
with satisfaction how patient after pa.
tient fell gradually under the soporlile
quiet of the time, and went off intq
comfortable sleep, which frequently
lasted long after the prescribed limlt;
The good humor of the ward was mero
The senior surgeon of the hospital
was never tired of saying, "The pa:
tients here, sister, get on as itf
magic. What spells of witchcraft do
you weave to heal them so quickly?"-3
Cost or Trolley Power.
A table taken from the annual reJ
ports of the railroad commissioners of
New Y. "k and Massachusetts for nears
ly all of the street rail*ay properties
shows the cost of the electric power re'
quired to fun a car one mile, under av,
erage conditions of load, etc. The table
gives the number of cars owned, the
car mileage per year and the cost of the
electric power per mile shd per passen
ger. Of the nineteen companies op.
crating less than 250,000 car miles foul
are obtaining power at a cost of lee
than 2 cents per car, six between 2 and
3 cents, five between 3 and 4 cents, one
between 4 and 5 cents and three at
morethan5 cents;of the five companled
operating over 5,000,000 car miles pea
year one obtains the power for leg
than 1 cent per car mile, three betwees
1 and 2 cents, and one between 2 and I
cents; other similar figures are also gtib
en between these limits. The Brooklya
Heights Company has the cheapest
power, 0.86 per car mile, followed by
the Binghamton with 0.94; the cost of
power for Massachusetts roads in.
eludes repairs and depreciation of the
station plant, which is not the case of
the New York roads.-Street Railway
^- rot AL Do It
"Any fool can write a novel," said
Origgle. "You cen make things come
out just as you want them to."
"Very true," replied Dixon, "but yoq
must admit that there are some fools
who do not write noveL."-Boton
erape, Miss.. says: I ha
used Dr. M. A. Simmems
Liver Medlcine yearm.
It is the best of all Liver
Regulators. It cues Siak
Headache, ar d s a eSal.
deal more popular tho
"Black Draught" or an
other liver smedimae I
AIbsene of the bo, a3re from _1s1
Ai defeots or from abnormral ts 8
blood or nervronsygtem. Aa the lmo
aces there are may mutome that
be appareattoeam mis other.
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